About Heather Cline
About Heather Cline
Heather Cline is a painter and mixed media artist living and working in Regina, Saskatchewan. Since completing her MFA at the University of Saskatchewan in 2001, Cline has been exploring narratives around place and personal history. Over the past 10 years Cline has been involved in a series of residency programs and public engagement across Canada. Her activities have included setting up a ‘Story Collection’ office from an inner city store front in Oshawa, Ontario and riding along on combines in rural Manitoba. Cline is fascinated by how personal history intersects with human geography; currently this involves merging collage soundscapes with lush intricate paintings of everyday places. She has participated in multiple group exhibitions, with solo exhibitions at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery (Oshawa, ON), the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon, and regional exhibition centers throughout Saskatchewan. Cline’s work can be found in many public and private collections, including the Colart Collection, the Mendel Art Gallery and the Saskatchewan Legislature Building.
Cline has a keen interest in community engagement and art education. In 2014 Cline received the Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Award: Arts & Learning for her work as the Artist Manager of an innovative distance learning ‘Artist in the School’ program. Currently, Cline is an instructor at the University of Regina.
I live and work in a small prairie city from a beautiful backyard studio. My husband and I built it together before we were married and I like to call it our marriage prep course. It’s a great space with a bank of upper windows facing the north/west and large patio doors looking out over our wonderful backyard garden (there’s nothing like home grown tomatoes).
I create artwork in response to everyday life. These explorations can revolve around the robin’s nest built above my garage light or a more intensive journey into other people’s stories and lives. My studio is where I ponder and transform these explorations into artwork in a variety of shapes and sizes. I use acrylic paint, digital imaging, carving tools, an electric palm sander and many other ‘jack of all trade’ processes to create my work.
A visual artist with more than 20 years of experience in engaging communities, creating professional art installations, and educating and inspiring people of all ages to interact with art within their communities.
Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking; Wood and Metal Working; Wood Carving, Picture Framing to Professional Gallery Standards; Gallery installation and lighting design. Practical skills for digital imaging, video and audio editing.